Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS winter-themed card showcasing the Lawn Fawn Winter Bunny stamp. This is a stamp I have had for several years and never stamped or colored.
I stamped the image and colored him (her?) with Copic markers and colored pencils. I created a scene with a snow hill cut with one of the dies in this set. I used an older Lawn Fawn paper for the snow-filled sky and a sentiment in the Critters in the Arctic set.
To give the small image more presence on the card, I cut a frame from Knit Picky patterned paper with a die in the Outside In Stitched Scalloped Square set. I recently noticed that I am using a lot of red frames on these winter-themed cards! I used the Stitched Woodgrain die for the card base to add subtle texture.
I am entering the current Lawn Fanatics challenge. I was inspired by the red, the hearts (there are small hearts in the Knit Picky paper), and the winter scene.
Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS friendship card showcasing the Simon Says Stamp Bird of Roses die.
I cut the Bird of Roses from silver foil cardstock and backed it with a teal blue cardstock (I used the negative image from the foil cardstock as a guide and traced the outline shape on to the teal cardstock). I stamped the Birthday Messages sentiment (I don’t think of the sentiment as necessarily a birthday one, just an all-around nice one for a friend) on a vellum circle. I adhered the sentiment to the heat-embossed Ornate Background under the bird. The branch was cut with an older Memory Box die from gray cardstock.
Hello! Today, I am sharing another card featuring the Echo Park Balloons Stencil, provided to me by Paper-Garden.ca. I recently shared a CAS birthday card with this stencil and wanted to try the stencil with colored embossing paste.
I first stamped and colored a few of the Wild For You animals (this is an adorable set) and cut them with their corresponding dies.
I cut a cardstock panel with the largest rectangle die in this set and applied colored embossing paste through some of the stencil on to the cardstock. I colored the embossing paste with Claudine Hellmuth paints, which I bought several years ago. Once the panel was dry, I applied Tumbled Glass Distress Ink; the embossed balloons resist the ink.
I stamped and heat-embossed the sentiment on a piece of Lawn Fawn Noble Fir cardstock, which I then cut with one of the Meadow Borders dies.
Hello! Today I am sharing a friendship card featuring die-cut forest critters from Taylored Expressions – the Little Bits – Raccoon and the Little Bits – Fox.
I paired the two critters against snow-covered Grassy Hills. I usually use the Rolling Hills die for snow, but I used these dies to add a little texture to the scene. I stamped the Gunny Sack Background with Salt Water Taffy ink on Cookie Monster cardstock for the card base. The frame was cut from Watermelon cardstock with the combination of the largest Stitched Rectangle Stacklets die and one of the Inside Scallop Rectangle Stacklets dies.
I heat-embossed the Friendly Phrases sentiment and cut it with one of the Double-ended Flag Stacklets.
Hello! Today, I am sharing a winter-themed, friendship card showcasing the MFT Stamps Beast Friends set.
I stamped the Yeti figures and colored them with Copics. I went for a crazy fur color. (Since I have never seen a Yeti, or a Sasquatch, I am not certain about the color of their fur!)
For the sentiment, I cut a black strip of cardstock with the Poppystamps Let It Snow Frame die. To create the slit in the Snow Drift, I cut apart a seldom-used square die and used a portion to cut the straight line. (I could have cut the slit with an X-ACTO knife, but I wanted to try the idea of cutting with a portion of a die.) I tucked the sentiment into the slit and taped it from behind.
I had everything assembled when I realized I had left off the snow! I cut two sizes of the Mini Snowflakes and added them to the background.
Hello! Today, I am sharing a Valentine which showcases the Taylored Expressions Roly Poly – Bee die set.
I stamped the Brushed Hearts background with Strawberry Milkshake ink on Strawberry Milkshake cardstock (for a tone-one-tone look) and then stamped the sentiment from Simply Said – Valentine in Oreo ink. To reinforce the Valentine’s Day theme, I added hearts cut with Little Bits – Hearts, including some for the bee’s cheeks!
Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS die-cut Valentine featuring the Simon Says Stamp Coffee Love die. With snow and cold temperatures blanketing a lot of the country, a warm cup of coffee (or cocoa) seemed appropriate!
I cut a variety of cardstock colors with Coffee Love die and pieced them together. I added a sentiment cut with the On Edge Love You die, which I tucked behind a snow bank cut with one of the Drifting Stitches Borders dies. I cut hearts with the Heart Sprinkle Trail from the light-blue background allowing the card base to show through.
Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS birthday card featuring the Echo Park Balloons Stencil, provided to me by Paper-Garden.ca.
I recently shared a card created with the Echo Park Snowflakes #1 stencil, on which I used embossing paste. For this card, I applied Distress Inks with a Inkylicious Ink Duster brush. The top row of balloons is inked with Mermaid Lagoon, the middle row with Peacock Feathers, and the bottom row with Salty Ocean. I also applied Tumbled Glass to a separate piece of cardstock. I adhered that inked panel to the back of the stenciled panel so that the letters, which I knocked out with the My Favorite Things Happy Birthday to You die, would easily show through.
I plan to use this stencil again for another birthday or celebration card by coloring embossing paste with acrylic paint.
Hello! Happy 2018! Today, I am taking a break from winter-themed cards and sharing a friendship card which showcases the Taylored Expressions Build a Scene – Bistro die set.
I created the café scene with Build a Scene – Bistro, Build a Scene – Window and the Window Awning die sets. I stamped the Sit & Chat sentiment on a strip of cardstock used to ground the scene. I enjoy creating scene cards, especially ones into which I would like to jump!
Hello! Today I am sharing a CAS winter-themed card created with several Memory Box die-cuts and the Echo Park Snowflakes #1 Stencil, provided to me by Paper-Garden.ca.
I like the Echo Park stencils because of their 6″ x 6″ size – it’s easy to create either a vertical or horizontal card. This particular stencil features a variety of snowflakes in a random pattern. When designing my card, I carefully considered which snowflakes would be visible in the scene.
I applied Wendy Vecchi embossing paste through the stencil and set it aside to dry for thirty minutes. Once dry, I applied Tumbled Glass Distress Ink over the embossing paste and directly to the cardstock with a sponge applicator. For the most part, the embossing resisted the ink. There was a little bit of ink on the snowflakes, which I simply removed with a wet paper towel.
I die-cut the Memory Box Let It Snow from a red cardstock rectangle, (the die does not cut the outer edges), and placed it over the embossing paste snowflakes background. I added Memory Box Playful Penguins and a snow bank to finish off the scene.
Other ways I considered using this stencil – apply Tumbled Glass Distress Ink or silver metallic ink, heat-emboss embossing paste with a metallic powder, or dry-emboss the cardstock (like an embossing folder) and add ink to the raised snowflakes.